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‘Deep concerns’ over proposed security panel

Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

Battle lines are being drawn in the House of Commons over the Liberal government’s proposed new National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians.

The Conservatives and NDP expressed qualified support for the committee’s creation during second reading debate on Bill C-22 that began Sept. 27, but both parties zoomed in on what they said were serious flaws, such as too much governmental control over the committee’s membership and direction and too little secret information the security-cleared committee of seven MPs and two Senators will be allowed...